Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies & cookie swap

The BIG DAY has arrived!!  The internet will be exploding with cookies that have been baked, shipped, and posted by food bloggers across the country.  I made vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies, because I knew they were the perfect cookies to survive shipping…..

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies boxed

These cookies are soft, moist, and delicious!!  Did I mention that they are also healthy?  That is just an added bonus!  (This photo was taken with my phone and posted on instagram)

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies Vegan

They are made with whole grains, oats, and no refined sugar.  I don’t need a lecture about agave nectar being processed, it is still unbleached and vegan…which granulated sugar is not.  That’s my story and I’m sticking with it,  😉  I will let you in on a little secret, I don’t like washing dishes.  Shocking…right?  Soooo, I use the same 1/3 cup dry measuring cup for the evaporated cane juice and the milk and agave nectar…..

Agave Nectar Measuring Cup

I have been making these cookies for almost 8 years now, and it works with that measuring cup…so why mess with success?

Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

So, have you heard of The Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap?  I stumbled across this button in someone’s sidebar, went to the website, and knew that I wanted to be involved with such a great cause.  $13,778.40 was raised this year for Cookies for Kid’s Cancer!!  Pretty amazing right?


The only requirement is that you ship one dozen cookies to 3 different bloggers, and then blog about it.  Easy right?  I received these delicious cookies in the mail…..

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti

Chocolate Dipped Caramel Biscotti from Heather @ Bake Create Love

Salted Caramel Brown Butter Sugar Cookies 2

Salted Caramel Brown Butter Sugar Cookies from Kelly @ Running Blonde

Mammy2Grammy cookies

Peanut Butter Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Cookies from Kimberly @ Mammy2Grammy   These cookies arrived after it was already dark, and we devoured them before I could get a good photo in daylight!  This photo was taken with my phone and posted to instagram.

These awesome brand partners matched all donations dollar for dollar to help surpass the original $10,000 goal:

Grandma's MolassesOXODixie CrystalsGold Medal Flour

Thank you so much!!

I am really excited to be involved next year as well, and now I know what to expect! 🙂


Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies

Serves 2 dozen
Prep time 10 minutes
Cook time 18 minutes
Total time 28 minutes
Meal type Dessert
These vegan Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies are soft, delicious, and much healthier than regular cookies.


  • 1/3 cup evaporated cane juice/sucanat
  • 1/3 cup almond butter (or peanut butter)
  • 1/3 cup agave nectar
  • 1/3 cup coconut milk (or almond, rice, soy)
  • 2 Tablespoons canola oil
  • 1 Tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup whole-wheat pastry flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
  • 1 Tablespoon ground flax seed
  • 1 Tablespoon wheat bran
  • 1 cup rolled oats
  • 1/2 cup bittersweet chocolate chips (I used Ghirardelli)
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


Preheat oven to 425 degrees. Line 3 baking sheets with parchment paper, set aside.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies liquid
Whisk together evaporated cane juice,almond butter, coconut milk, agave nectar, canola oil, and vanilla extract in a large bowl.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies dry
Stir in flour, baking soda, salt, flax seeds, wheat bran, and rolled oats until thoroughly combined.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies nuts
Add the pecans and chocolate chips, and stir together.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies scoop
Using a small cookie scoop, drop onto prepared baking sheets.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies baked
Bake for 6 minutes, and no more. They will not look cooked, that's okay. Removed from oven and allow to cool on baking sheet for 10 minutes.
Chocolate Chip Oatmeal Pecan Cookies Vegan by
Transfer cookies to a wire cooling rack, and cool completely.



  1. says

    These were absolutely fantastic, Lisa. And just when I didn’t think I could love them anymore, I find out they’re actually quite healthy! Way to go! Thanks again for the great treat. I’m very lucky I got to be on the receiving end of these.

  2. says

    Your cookies look SO delicious, Lisa! I would’ve love ’em — maybe you’ll get me next year? It sure was fun, but I will try not to second guess myself like a maniac next year. ha Pinning these!

  3. says

    I love how you’ve been baking these for 8 years… you must have it memorized. Besides, I can trust your recipes! I love doing recipes that I’ve been making for a long time. It always comes out how I expect. (Only if I pay attention!) You know me and a cookie swap, love them! These cookies look scrumptious!
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  4. says

    Wow I feel like I’d be able to eat a million of these based on texture alone–they look like fluffy, chewy goodness! I too am guilty of using the same measuring cup for ingredients while baking–I like to say I’m saving water because it means fewer dishes for me to wash haha!

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